Malcolm Turnbull Moves Into The Lodge

23/01/2016 4:01 PM AEDT | Updated 28/09/2016 9:57 PM AEST
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull delivers a speech at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 in Tokyo. Turnbull is on a one-day visit to Tokyo to have talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shintaro Abe. (Atsushi Tomura/Pool Photo via AP)

It was the renovation nightmare that ran almost $6 million over budget and took 18 months longer than expected. But at long last, the prime minister's official Canberra residence is fit for a prime minister.

Malcolm Turnbull will spend his first night in The Lodge on Saturday - the first time the building's been occupied since Kevin Rudd spent time there during his second stint as prime minister in 2013.

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